Smart Consumer

Getting to grips with the nitty gritty of running a household efficiently, without stretching you to the max but still maintaining a healthy mind, body and environment.

The Magical World of Home Made Granola | Resourceful and Delicious

So just over a year ago I finally achieved a long term goal of mine – to make my own granola! I say ‘I’ because actually it is so simple that my 9 year old daughter did it! For me, living a resourceful life isn’t about pretty pictures on Instagram – it’s about overcoming the ‘that’s way too complicated and time consuming mental ‘block’ that we have about doing things sometimes the less convenient way. But the benefits are great! But I don’t have time…..Stay with me…I honestly have no spare time at all, but I manage these and long term, they save me time!

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The Return of the Milkman & Why Glass Bottles Make Environmental & Practical Sense

Most of us over a certain age remember a simpler time when early mornings consisted of the musical hum of the milk float and a clink of a bottle as the milkman brought us cold fresh milk for our corn flakes. But with milk deliveries all but disappearing during the 80s and 90s as supermarkets took on the milk supply, it was quite a surprise to learn that in 2018 the milkman is making a welcome return to our doorsteps.

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Small Changes, Big Difference | How to Reduce Plastic in Your Life in 4 Easy Steps!

So it seems that the world is now committed to reducing the amount of plastic we use in our every day lives. For the sake of our planet and in particular our oceans, the consensus appears to be that things need to change. There is big pressure on the supermarkets, Government and manufacturers to make this easier on all of us by innovating, legislating and just making it all a little bit easier to do since ultimately they are the ones that profit from our high consumption convenience driven lifestyles. But there is no doubt that we all need to adjust our behaviour.

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Five Great Ways to Declutter Your Mail Box | The Hole in Your Door – Not the Electronic One!

So with the excitement of GDPR behind us, and the world waking up to just how much junk mail they have in their lives, I decided it was time to concentrate on the hard stuff! After all, in terms of resource, paper junk mail uses a vast amount in terms of cost, production and delivery. Worst of all, most of it goes straight in the bin!

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Terracycle Drop Off Locations in West Sussex

We have put together a comprehensive list of Terracycle Schemes and collection points in West Sussex. These do not include residential addresses, and are the ones that are published on the Terracycle website as of October 2019.

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Time to Get a Refill | Shopping Plastic-Free

As people strive to waste less and reduce plastic in their lives, more and refill, plastic-free and bulk commodity shops and services are cropping up. Not only does this offer people a route to buy their weekly staples minus plastic, but it also offers the opportunity to explore new ingredients, ways of shopping and ultimately ways of consuming, which has to be a good thing.

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Can I Recycle My Water Filters

With more and more people turning to filtered water away from bottled water, inevitably the next question will be, can I recycle my water filter?!

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Can I Recycle My Asthma Inhaler?

If you are looking for somewhere to recycle your asthma inhaler, then you will be pleased to know that a recycling service is available in many pharmacies and GP surgeries. The Complete the Cycle programme recycles asthma inhalers of all brands and manufacturers them into new products.

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